Sunday, December 25, 2011

Las Islas Felipenas

The so-called "Philippine Revolution" was unsuccessful in overthrowing Spanish control over the Philippines, and the United States was unwilling to purchase the islands due to a perceived lack of strategic value; they chose the Moluccas instead. Due to its waning control over much of its colonies, Spain in 1898 decided to establish a Commonwealth of nations which included the Philippines. The colors of the failed revolution are reflected in the flag's escudo de armas.

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